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Olympia

School District

1113 Legion Way SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Office: (360) 596-6100

News

Here at the OSD it is our goal to provide as many resources as possible to keep you informed about what is going on in our district. This page provides a detailed list of those resources that will keep you updated on all the news and events going on in our district!

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    Register for summer school

    Summer School registration is now available!  Classes begin on Monday, June 27 and run through July 29.  School will be in session Monday through Thursday mornings and is for Middle and High School students only. The summer school program will be held at Olympia Regional Learning Academy (ORLA).  Please click on the "read more" link below for additional information and registration forms.

    Published: 2016-05-16

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    Centennial ES and Olympia HS counselor win state awards

    Centennial Elementary School and Olympia High School counselor Amanda Hall have been recognized by the state for their efforts in providing a safe and supportive learning environment.

    The Washington State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (WSASCD) has awarded Centennial Elementary School with the 2016 “Safe School Award.” The annual award recognizes educators who contribute to providing a safe school where students learn in an environment that is “physically and emotionally safe for students and adults and serve as models for all educators across the state,” according to information released by the statewide organization.

    Published: 2016-05-24

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    Kindergarten Registration

    School registration is currently underway for kindergartners who will start school in the 2016-17 school year. Registration packets are available for pickup in all Olympia School District elementary schools.

    All Olympia School District elementary schools will move to full-day kindergarten at no cost to families in the 2016-17 school year. Most of the district’s elementary schools had already switched from a half-day to a full-day program; however, this year the full-day program will be at all 11 schools that serve students in kindergarten through grade 5.

    Click here to access the online registration system

    Published: 2016-05-18

    District offers free sports physical exams

    To participate in Olympia School District athletic programs all students must provide documentation of a current sports physical.  To assist all students in meeting this requirement the Olympia School District, in cooperation with Capital Medical Center and local health care providers, is offering free sports physical examinations on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Capital High School gym from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

    Published: 2016-05-12

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    Apply for College Bound Scholarships

    The College Bound Scholarship is here! The College Bound Scholarship is an early commitment of financial aid to eligible students in the seventh and eighth grade whose families might not be considering college because of its cost.  Students sign a pledge in the seventh or eighth grade to be good citizens (not be convicted of a felony), graduate high school (with a 2.0 GPA or higher) and apply and gain admission to an eligible college.  If families meet the income requirements and the students fulfill the pledge, then the scholarship will be combined with other state financial aid (at comparable public colleges), some fees, and a small book allowance. 

    To view the application, visit the College Bound Scholarship website. Applications and information are also available at all Olympia School District middle school front offices.

    Published: 2016-03-07

    Safe Schools Alert

    Safety is our top priority.  SafeSchools Alert is a reporting system that allows students, staff, and parents to submit concerns to our administration in four different ways; phone, text, email or via the web.  Anyone may easily report on bullying, harassment, alcohol/other drugs, vandalism or safety concerns through the SafeSchools Alert process.  Tips may be submitted anonymously.

    Published: 2016-01-04

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    Ways of keeping up with us

    Facebook

    Your landing spot for more in-depth content and stories about what is taking place throughout our district. Here you will find emergency district communications, photos/albums, videos, district event postings, shared stories from the Olympian and ThurstonTalk, Student Spotlights, Featured Faculty and stories highlighting programs and accomplishments of students district wide. Please take a second to browse our Facebook page, and if you like what you see you can 'like us' to receive automatic updates.

    Twitter

    We tweet emergency district communications, photos from schools, reminders of upcoming district events, hashtags and regularly retweet pertinent content from throughout our community. Take a look at our Twitter page and if you like what you see you can 'follow us' to receive all of our tweets.

    Instagram

    Our Instagram account features photos and short video clips from schools, classrooms and events throughout our district with brief descriptions of the content. Visit our Instagram and if you like what you see you can 'follow us' to receive all of our posts.

    News & Notes

    Throughout the school year Superintendent Dick Cvitanich and our Communications team put together a News & Notes feature with stories and photos of news items that recently took place throughout our district. This is a great way to get a peek into all the great events and activities going on in the schools. Take a peek at our News & Notes page!

    Friends of the OSD

    Once a month we send out our Friends of the OSD email to our email list. This is a monthly recap of news and events that took place throughout the District. This is a combination of materials from our Friday Updates, Facebook posts, as well as news fresh off the press!

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    If you have something you’d like to see added, send the information to Conor Schober and we’ll work to get it posted to this page.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:
    Communications & Community Relations
    1113 Legion Way SE
    Olympia, WA 98501

    Voice: (360) 596-6103 / Fax: (360) 596-6101

    Susan Gifford, Director of Communications & Community Relations: 596-6104
    Conor Schober
    , Community Relations Coordinator: 596-6106
    Kimberly Doherty
    , Communications Assistant: 596-6108
    Diana Crawford
    , Public Disclosure Officer: 596-6112